Rank-and-file Texas Baptists are sad and angry about the financial scandal in the Rio Grande Valley that has marred their reputation, but most say they still trust their leaders—including executive director Charles Wade—to correct abuses and restore confidence in the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Published in 2006 Archives

In about two months, Baptists of many stripes will gather simultaneously in dozens of cities across the country for a unique virtual meeting, during which they will not only worship and learn but spread out to work in their local communities.

Published in 2011 Archives
As the nation’s economic crisis seeps further into congregations, budget cuts are the order of the day. But are churches reacting more to fear than facts? The financial pain for churches is real. But evidence is mixed about how much member giving is suffering and how necessary budget cutting has become.
Published in 2009 Archives
As many congregations grapple with declining contributions, some faith communities are following the lead of cash-strapped corporations by laying off employees. But the stakes are higher, congregational leaders say, when you’re putting someone’s spiritual leader out on the street.
Published in 2009 Archives
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 00:00

Brother, can you spare a dime?

As the nation’s economic crisis seeps further into congregations, budget cuts are common. But are churches reacting to fear or facts?
Published in 2009 Archives
With a call to minister to “a world in need,” the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship began its 16th year by appointing 19 mission workers, welcoming a new missions coordinator, adopting a $17-million budget and contributing $32,801 to a special human rights offering.
Published in 2006 Archives
Ronnie Floyd, pastor of the largest Southern Baptist church in Arkansas, will be nominated as president of the Southern Baptist Convention next month.
Published in 2006 Archives
INDIANAPOLIS (ABP) -- Candidates are lining up two-by-two for this year's Southern Baptist Convention presidency -- two big-church pastors, two small-church pastors, two former missionaries.
Published in 2008 Archives
Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board decided not to seek the removal of one of their own for criticizing trustee actions, but they adopted new guidelines to prohibit and punish such criticism in the future.
Published in 2006 Archives
Thursday, 17 April 2008 00:04

Pastor describes McCain as devout

PHOENIX (ABP) -- John McCain has a deep and personal Christian commitment despite his reluctance to speak publicly about it, according to the man the presumptive GOP presidential nominee claims as his pastor.
Published in 2008 Archives
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